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This time we have two Chardonnays from California and Germany and two Rieslings from Germany.
The white wines are from California, Rhone and Mosel. We brought the Nebbiolos back from our Piedmont short trip.
White wine simply goes better on a hot summer evening.
The German Spätburgunder and Pinot Noir is getting better and better and so there is now a large selection of great wines.
We had to taste some new arrivals in our wine cellars. Since there was fish for dinner, we chose white wines.
Four Rieslings from Nahe, Mosel and Rheingau plus Monte Bello Chardonnay resulted in a nice evening. Life is good!
We believe that the Mosel is more suitable for residual sweet wine than for dry wine. In our opinion there are only 5 players who produce really great dry Rieslings: Brohl, Markus Molitor (famous for dry, sweet and also red wines from the Mosel), Von Othegraven and especially Heymann-Löwenstein and Van Volxem. Here we have the best 3 vineyards from Van Volxem: Scharzhofberger Pergentsknopp, Gottesfuss and Kanzemer Altenberg.
Perfect for the dessert we had two fine Mosel sweets with low alcohol (both 7.5%), freshness and a complex sweetness.
Various white wines from Germany and Loire were the accompaniment to a pulpo salad.
High-end Cava, long on the lees, from Recaredo against other bubbles from Champagne and Germany.
It all started when we had a monkfish for dinner and wanted to have a perfect match. So we just wanted to have a good Riesling as accompaniment and opened some bottles. Finally we had a extensive Riesling tasting with 8 Riesling and one pirate.
Pinot Noir from Burgundy versus Pinot Noir/Spätburgunder from Germany. And the best Dornfelder. There have been some disappointments, so not all wine made it onto the picture.
This was an amazing long evening. And so were the wines. Four times 19 points or more!